FT: Wigan 1 Norwich 0

FULL TIME. Camp takes the free-kick and the ref blows for full time. Wigan seal a vital win. It was scrappy, but it was all about the three points. Thanks for your views today, stay with us for reaction.

90 (+3)
Robles punts the free-kick forward but Turner heads away on the edge of the box before Norwich wins a free-kick midway in their half.

90 (+2)
Di Santo is on for Kone.

90 (+1)
Norwich punt the free-kick forward but Turner is penalised for fouling Scharner on the edge of the box.

Three minutes of added time are announced.

90
Garrido wins a free-kick midway in the Norwich half on the left.

89
Kone goes to ground under a challenge from Bassong 25 yards out but the ref waves on.

88
Wigan take the throw in and feed the ball to Beausejour who tries to cross into the box from 25 yards but it goes out for a goal kick.

87
Holt is booked after arguing with the linesman after he awards a throw in to Wigan midway in the home half.

85
Tettey is on for Howson, Becchio is on for Hoolahan for Norwich.

83
Kone makes a great run to the edge of the Norwich box but Turner tackles and clears.

82
Wigan press again but Turner clears.

81
GOAL - KONE!!!! Kone gives Wigan the lead when he is picked out by Gomez and he hits first time from the edge of the box. Camp should have done better.

80
Holt is on for Kamara.

79
Wigan win a corner on the left. They take but Alcaraz heads over at the far post.

78
Wigan continue to press the Norwich box and Beausejour crosses to Gomez in the centre who takes a touch before shooting at goal from 10 yards but Turner blocks and Norwich clear.

77
Wigan press again and McCarthy tries an effort from 25 yards in the centre but it just goes wide of Camp's right post. Unlucky.

76
Maloney runs into the centre of the box but Turner tackles and clears. Maloney goes to ground but the ref waves play on.

75
Norwich break forward and Garrido runs into the left side of the box but Alcaraz tracks over and tackles and clears.

74
Wigan take the throw in and Maloney tries to feed the ball into Kone in the centre but Turner tackles and clears.

73
Figueroa wins a throw in 30 yards out on the left. Wigan take and Beausejour tries to get past Martin into the left corner and wins a throw in 12 yards out.

72
Hoolahan takes the corner but Robles eventually gathers and clears the danger.

71
Sodgrass wins a corner on the left after Scharner loses the ball.

70
Beausejour takes the corner, Alcaraz heads at goal from 12 yards in the centre but Howson clears off the line on the near post.

69
Gomez tries to turn Garrido in the box but his shot is deflected out for a corner on the left.

69
Martin tries to get onto a long ball into the right corner but it runs out for a goal kick.

67
Norwich win a throw in 25 yards out on the right. They take but Alcaraz wins the ball and clears.

66
McArthur is on for McManaman for Wigan.

66
Maloney take the corner but Norwich partially clear to Figueroa who shoots from 30 yards out in the centre but his effort is well over.

65
Kone finds Maloney in the left side of the box who wins a corner on the left.

63
Kamara heads wide from near the penalty spot after meeting Hoolahan's cross from the left.

62
Norwich come again but Bennett's pass is intercepted and Wigan break forward. McManaman cuts inside from the right before teeing up Gomez who shoots high and wide from the edge of the box in the centre.

61
Norwich break forward and Alcaraz heads away Hoolahan's cross on the left before Robles catches Johnson's cross.

60
Beausejour wins a throw in near the left byline. He takes and wins another throw in in a similar position. He takes again but makes a foul throw and it is a Norwich throw in now!

59
Johnson plays a one-two with Snodgrass before shooting from 20 yards in the centre but his low effort flashes past Robles' left post.

58
Hoolahan tries to release Bennett into the centre of the box but Alcaraz clears.

58
Maloney takes the corner short to Beausejour who returns the ball before Maloney tries and effort from 12 yards on the left but it is well wide and over.

57
Gomez takes the corner on the right and wins another on the left off Bassong.

56
Wigan take the free-kick and feed the ball to McManaman on the right byline who wins a corner off Garrido.

55
Bennett is booked for catching McCarhty on the halfway line as the Wigan man was about to pass through to Kone.

54
Snodgrass tries to tun and shoot on the left side of the box but Alcaraz tackles.

53
Beausejour is caught by Martin for a Wigan free-kick just inside the Norwich half on the left. Wigan take and keep possession before Scharner's pass on the right runs harmlessly through to Camp.

52
Lull - the teams are cancelling each other out in the centre at present.

50
Gomez catches Bennett near the halfway line for a Norwich free-kick. They take but Figueroa clears the box.

49
Maloney takes the corner but Camp comes to collect the ball.

48
Maloney wins a corner on the left off Martin.

47
Hoolahan tries to play Kamara into the right side of the box but he is given offside.

46
Wigan re-start the game. No changes for either team at half time.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet now go 11/10 for a Wigan win, 11/8 for the draw and 4/1 for a Norwich victory. It's tight here but I'm sticking to my 2-1 Wigan win prediction which now pays a handsome 12/1! What are your views / predictions for the second period? Send them to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best when I return with my brew.

HALF TIME. That's it for the first period. It's hardly a thriller here at the DW, let's hope this tight game opens up more in the second period.

45
Maloney tries to latch onto a long ball by Figueroa into the left corner but he is flagged offside.

Kamara was caught by Scharner when he cleared but he is okay to continue after treatment on the pitch.

43
Wigan break forward and Kone tries an effort from an acute angle on the right but it is way wide.

42
Wigan come again but McManaman's cross from the left byline is cleared. Norwich break forward but Scharner clears Hoolahan's cross from the left towards Kamara.

42
Maloney takes the corner but Johnson heads away near his line.

41
Wigan press forward Beausejour's cross from 12 yards on the left takes a deflection off Martin which goes out for a corner.

39
Norwich punt the free-kick forward but Robles clears Bennett's cross from the left.

39
Gomez takes the corner short but gets caught with the ball and Hoolahan breaks forward but he is fouled by McCarthy for a Norwich free-kick midway in their half on the left.

38
Kone creates a yard of space for himself before he tries an effort from 25 yards in the centre which takes a deflection and out for a corner on the right.

37
Hoolahan tries to latch onto a long ball into the left corner but he is given offside.

35
Kone turns and shoots from just inside the box in the centre but Camp saves to his right. McManaman latches onto the loose ball but is given offside.

34
Snodgrass tries to release Kamara behind the Wigan defence but Alcaraz just tracks back in time to clear.

33
Snodgrass fouls Alcaraz for a Wigan free-kick near the halfway line. They take and keep possession before Beausejour's cross from ten yards on the left fall to McManaman in the centre but he fluffs his shot from 15 yards and Norwich clear.

32
Norwich win a free-kick 35 yards out on the right. Hoolahan floats the ball into the far corner before Turner crosses back across goal but Kamara is given offside.

31
McManaman gets to the right byline before trying to cross into the centre but it goes out for a goal kick.

29
Kone gets to the left byline before cutting the ball back to Maloney but Martin intercepts and clears.

28
McManaman tries to run onto a long ball into the right corner but Garrido shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

27
Boyce tees-up Kone on the edge of the box in the centre but his low effort goes just wide of Camp's right post.

25
Garrido's free-kick is partially cleared before Bennett's cross from the right is gather by Robles in the box.

24
Norwich take the throw in and Hoolahan wins a free-kick off McCarthy 15 yards out on the left edge of the box.

23
Johnson tries to release Snodgrass into the left corner but Alcaraz puts it out for a throw in ten yards out.

22
Maloney tries to release Kone into the box with a throughball down the centre but Bassong intercepts and clears.

20
Beausejour's corner is flicked on by Maloney at the near post but Norwich clear and break forward before Bennett tries an effort from 30 yards on the left but it is way wide.

19
Beausejour wins a corner on the left.

18
Bennett takes the corner and the ball falls to Bassong on the edge of the box on the left. He tries an effort but it is way off and goes out for a Wigan throw in on the far side.

17
Camp punts the free-kick forward and Bennett wins a corner on the right.

16
McManaman and Garrido vie for the ball midway in the Norwich half on the left and the Wigan man is penalised for a Norwich free-kick.

16
Wigan press again and McManaman gets to the right byline but his cross is poor and Bassong clears.

15
Wigan keep good possession before Maloney is tackled by Martin in the right side of the box. Norwich break forward quickly and release Snodgrass in the left side of the box but his cross is cleared.

14
Norwich press again but Alcaraz tackles Snodgrass on the edge of the area.

13
Norwich take the free-kick but Bassong puts the ball out for a goal kick.

12
Snodgrass is caught by Boyce and it is a Norwich free-kick near the halfway line.

11
Norwich take the throw in and win another in a similar position. They take but McCarthy wins the ball and breaks forward before trying to release Kone with a cross from the right into the box but Camp is quickly off his line to gather.

11
Snodgrass whips the corner into the box but Gomez heads away for a throw in 25 yards out on the left.

10
Norwich take the free-kick short to Bennett who shoots at goal from the edge of the box and it deflects off Kone for a corner on the right.

9
Scharner gets a booking after catching Snodgrass as he attempts to run at goal. It is a Norwich free-kick 20 yards out on the left.

8
Hoolahan presses down the right flank but Figueroa shepherds the ball out for a goal kick.

7
Wigan press forward but Beausejour's cross from ten yards on the left is easily cleared by Martin on the edge of the box.

5
Norwich come again but Kamara is given offside in the left corner.

4
Norwich press but Beausejour wins a throw in near his own byline under pressure from Bennett.

3
Gomez puts the corner into the box but Scharner cannot get onto it in the centre and Norwich scramble the ball away.

3
Beausejour puts a dangerous cross in from the left which Garrido puts out for a corner on the right.

2
Steady start to the game with both sides canceling each other out in the centre.

1
Norwich get the game underway.

Glenn in Carlisle said: "Fancy Wigan to win again today but think we'll scrape it! 2-1 Mcmanaman and Kone! Suppose it is March after all! COME ON LADS!" Great minds think alike, that's the scoreline I reckon!

Conor Donnelly (Wigan Fan from Belfast) says: "Wigan to win 3-1 today with Kone 1st goal...." Cheers Conor, I also think Wigan wil win but Norwich will be harder to break down, hence only the two goals!! Still if your bet comes in it will be 12/1 payout!!

Craig in Horsford, Norwich says: "We simply cannot afford to lose this match. A point minimum but I do believe we can win this. I agree with 2-1, but the canaries will take the points back to Carrow Road and we'll be a couple of draws or a win away from safety. Then bring on RVW (van wolfswinkel) next year and a top ten finish! On the ball city!!" That's the spirit Craig, enjoy the game!!

Referee - Howard Webb (S Yorkshire)

Teams - Norwich: Camp, Martin, Turner, Bassong, Garrido, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Elliott Bennett, Hoolahan, Kamara. Subs: Steer, Whittaker, Holt, Fox, Becchio, Tierney, Tettey

Teams - Wigan: Robles, Scharner, Alcaraz, Figueroa, Boyce, McCarthy, Gomez, Beausejour, Maloney, McManaman, Kone. Subs: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Di Santo, Henriquez, McArthur, Espinoza, Stam

FIRST VIEW - Brian has emailed to say: "Hoping Wigan win but don't wish I was there, enjoying Majorcan sun, 24 degrees today beats 3 at the DW, sorry lads." That sounds lovely Brian, you'll be needing a drink to cool you down there!!

My view - I think Wigan will win here but it will be close so 2-1, which pays a handsome 7/1 with Sky Bet!

Teams - Wigan striker Callum McManaman has overcome an ankle injury to retain his place in the starting line-up. The 21-year-old aggravated the problem in the Latics' 2-1 win over Newcastle two weeks ago, in which he made the headlines for the wrong reasons with a knee-high challenge on Massadio Haidara but escaped punishment. Wigan boss Martinez has named an unchanged side from that game, so keeper Ali Al Habsi and captain Gary Caldwell are again on the bench while, for Norwich, Lee Camp starts in goal with Mark Bunn suspended.

Fancy a bet? Sky Bet's Tim has been in touch to say: "Wigan are well backed at 5/6 to continue their impressive form, which has seen them win four in five in all competitions, with another victory, while Norwich are 100/30 to record a rare away win." Cheers Tim, the draw is also available at 5/2 for anyone who thinks this will end in a stalemate.

Welcome to the DW Stadium where Wigan entertain Norwich with a massive three points up for grabs. What do you think the outcome will be today? Send your views / predictions to steve.pass2@bskyb.com and I will post up the best throughout the afternoon.

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Barclays Premier League

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Liverpool 35 52 80
2 Chelsea 35 41 75
3 Man City 33 54 71
4 Arsenal 35 21 70
5 Everton 35 23 69
6 Tottenham 35 2 63
7 Man Utd 34 16 57
8 Southampton 35 5 49
9 Newcastle 35 -15 46
10 Stoke City 35 -10 44
11 C Palace 35 -13 43
12 West Ham 35 -10 37
13 Swansea 35 -4 36
14 Hull City 34 -9 36
15 A Villa 34 -14 35
16 West Brom 33 -11 33
17 Norwich 35 -28 32
18 Cardiff 35 -34 30
19 Fulham 35 -42 30
20 Sunderland 34 -24 29

Updated Sun, 20 Apr 2014

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